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Sesame Street
Big Bird cleans the street; Mr. Hooper makes Oscar a sundae
Air date May 19, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors I, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob greets the viewer, then gets tapped on the shoulder by a Muppet hand, leading into the next segment.
Muppets The Hands: A yellow hand tries to match a glass of milk to a picture of an object that produced the milk. A purple hand tries to help it out.
(First: Episode 0185)
Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie lies in bed and starts talking about what a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle. He then starts to ponder how many sides a circle has, and goes to sleep. Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, but ends up not being able to sleep.
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper makes Oscar the Grouch a sundae. Not an ice cream sundae, but a rubber ball sundae with chocolate syrup and a pickle on top. When Mr. Hooper questions Oscar's taste, Oscar reminds him that the customer is always right.
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Peggy Fleming 6.jpg
Celebrity Peggy Fleming makes a number 6 on the ice.
(First: Episode 0234)
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Cast In voiceover, Fran Brill asks Gordon and Tom to pile boxes taller than they are.
(First: Episode 0262)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
SCENE 3 David and Susan sing "The OP Family Song".
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Story of Ira and Inez."
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper introduces a film of dolphins jumping (First: Episode 0222) by asking kids if they can count in English and in Spanish.


Muppets / Cast "Surprise!": A band of Anything Muppet hippies sing about the good and bad parts of surprises, and how people respond to them, with various characters demonstrating them in cutaways.
(First: Episode 0173)
Bill Cosby surprise.jpg
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what a surprised face looks like.
(First: Episode 0138)
Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0227)
SCENE 5 Bob, David, and a kid teach the meaning of "between." Bob asks if anybody minds if he sits between David and Paul. David doesn't mind and neither does Paul. As Bob goes to sit down, David says that somebody might mind--Paul's rabbit, who is sitting between them.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit demonstrates between by using a ping-pong ball, a doughnut, and a Beatles record sitting on a table, with the donut between the record and the ball. Beautiful Day Monster comes along and proceeds to eat everything. Kermit fears he will also get eaten, but the monster thanks him with a kiss.
(First: Episode 0070)
Cartoon A baby rescues a ball from on top of a column.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0184)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 1: Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream. (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 2: Ernie has almost finished cleaning up the apartment. His toybox is still a mess, so he begins to clean it out, throwing its contents all over the room.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I." (repeat)
SCENE 6 β€œI” quickies: Bob asks who likes to do what, and Susan, David and Oscar answer with β€œI do” (or β€œI don't” in Oscar's case).
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Muppets Grover scats his way through limbo when he notices a letter I, and then reads it.
(First: Episode 0218)
Cartoon I for impolite (repeat)
SCENE 7 More β€œI” quickies: Bob asks who is the tallest on Sesame Street (Big Bird); Mr. Hooper asks who wants ice cream (all the kids do!).
Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy meets Alphabet O'Malley, whose full name consists of twenty-six first names, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0135)
Cast Bob is dressed for the snow, but is on the beach. Gordon is dressed for the beach, but is out in the snow. The two switch places in the split-screen.
(First: Episode 0206)
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
SCENE 8 Bob plays β€œThree of These Things” using things with wheels (and a sled).
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has six jellybeans, and Bert has seven. Bert thanks Ernie for giving him the extra jellybean. Ernie says that isn't fair - they should have an equal amount. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings "Children Are Beautiful."
(First: Episode 0228)
SCENE 9 When David sees some litter on the street, Big Bird decides to take action and clean it. He fetches some laundry detergent, a feather duster, and a vacuum cleaner, which don't help. He finally settles on a broom and a dustpan, while David has to clean up the mess Big Bird made with the cleaning supplies.
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Dentist and Bus Driver.
(First: Episode 0106)
SCENE 10 Susan and the kids set up a game of β€œPin the tail on the donkey”.
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
SCENE 11 Susan and the kids continue playing as the sponsors are announced. David joins the game, and heads for the camera while blindfolded.

CLOSING SIGNS Bob and Susan hold the Sesame Street sign, and Oscar holds the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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